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Document Details


Title: Ivan Sutherland
Local code: OH 171
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Charles Babbage Institute
Collection: Charles Babbage Institute Oral History Program
Description: Following a brief overview of his background, Sutherland describes his tenure as head of the Information Processing Techniques Office (IPTO) from 1963 to 1965. He discusses the existing programs as established by J. C. R. Licklider, his interaction with the research community, the budget, and the new initiatives started while he was there: projects in graphics and networking, the ILLIAC IV, and the Macromodule program. Other topics covered include: the difficulties of getting qualified people into the office, the impact of IPTO's funding in artificial intelligence, and the review process. This interview was recorded as part of a research project on the influence of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) on the development of computer science in the United States.
Extent: 40 pages
URL: http://www.cbi.umn.edu/oh/pdf.phtml?id=261
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1989 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Sutherland, Ivan Edward, 1938-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1938
Speaker place of birth: Hastings, NE; Nebraska; United States; North America
Speaker occupation: Electrical engineer; Entrepreneur; Professor
Age at speaking: 51
Document location: Pittsburgh, PA
Document date: 01-May-1989
Interviewer: Aspray, William
Locations discussed: North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Computer software; Electric engineering; Engineering; Information technology; North America; Oral history; Software engineering; United States
Topics discussed - Other terms: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0024046-25594